Madras High School improved its graduation rate by more than twenty points in the last few years, to 78 percent - just above the Oregon average.

Madras High School improved its graduation rate by more than twenty points in the last few years, to 78 percent - just above the Oregon average.

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  • A new U.S. military base being built in Okinawa threatens one of the island’s main resources: the ocean. Kaiya Yonamine, Roosevelt High School senior, traveled to Okinawa to make a documentary about the opposition to the base from Okinawan locals in hopes of inspiring American students to take action.

 

  

  • Peg Lynch was on TV around the same time as Lucille Ball. But despite being one of the early pioneers of women creating, writing and starring in TV sitcoms, Lynch is one of the most important women in television history you’ve never heard of. An exhibit at the University of Oregon tells her story, and we hear about her — and other unsung women in broadcast history — from University of Oregon professor Carol Stabile and Cynthia Bemis Abrams, host of the “Advanced TV Herstory” podcast.

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